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Grill up a storm at one of these beach barbecue spots in Hong Kong.

Switch up your usual sandy beach days with a barbecue to boot. With plenty of options for public barbecue pits in Hong Kong, set up camp for a day in the sun with friends and family over great food and even better beer.

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Shek O Main Beach

The highlight: Open 24-hours daily, there are 39 available barbecue pits for use on Shek O Main Beach. Ensure that you buy  the bulk of your food, drinks and charcoal beforehand as there are no supermarkets, only small kiosks nearby to the area. Those with dogs in tow may want to head to dog-friendly Shek O Back Beach where you can rent a small pit from Ben’s Back Beach Bar.

How to get there: From Shau Kei Wan MTR, find exit A3 and then take bus 9, or a taxi, to Shek O.

For enquiries call + 852 2809 4557

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Big Wave Bay

The highlight: The beach for surf fanatics, Big Wave Beach is open 24-hours and hosts 20 barbecue pits for public use. Similar to its little sister beach, Shek O, there aren’t many facilities around to stock up on provisions, so make sure you’re well-equipped for an afternoon in the sunshine.

How to get there: From Shau Kei Wan MTR station, exit at A2 and catch the 9 bus straight to Big Wave Bay Beach.

For enquiries call + 852 2809 4558

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Chung Hom Kok Beach

The highlight: Often drawing in fewer crowds than the likes of Stanley and Repulse Bay, Chung Hom Kok Beach may not be the biggest stretch of sand on the Island, but there are still 25 barbecue pits available to commandeer for an afternoon of burgers and beers. With no shops in walking distance, make sure your cool box is stocked with everything you need before making the journey.

How to get there: Take the 40 minibus from Causeway Bay or from Central, hop on 65 (Sundays and public holidays) or 6X straight to Chung Hom Kok Beach and make your way down the stairs towards the beach.

For enquiries call + 852 2813 0454

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Turtle Cove Beach

The highlight: Not far from Hong Kong’s Central district, Stanley’s Turtle Cove Beach is nestled amongst greenery and rocky cliffs. A usual spot for junks to park in during summer, those looking for a barbecue can camp at one of 12 barbecue pits, 24-hours a day. With only toilets in the way of facilities here, pack what you need and be sure to get there early to lay claim to the limited spots.

How to get there: Make your way to the bus terminus from Chai Wan MTR Station’s Exit D. There, catch the 16A, 16M or 16X to Tai Tam Road, just outside the Red Hill Peninsula.

For enquiries call + 852 2813 0386

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Lo So Shing Beach

The highlight: Due to its somewhat remote location, Lo So Shing conjures up less crowds than Lamma’s popular Hung Shing Yeh Beach. With limited spots to whip up a feast however, you’ll want to set out early to make sure that there’s space to get the grill going. Although the route is quicker coming from Sok Kwu Wan,  if you’re still in need of provisions, opt to start from Yung Shue Wan and enjoy the hour (or so) long walk over.

How to get there: Take the ferry from Central Pier 4 to Sok Kwu Wan and follow the Lamma Island Family Trail to Lo Shing Beach, just 15 minutes from the starting point of the walk. Alternatively, for a longer day out, start from Yung Shue Wan, stock up on all your food and drink and end your hike with a barbecue.

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Butterfly Beach Park

The highlight: Although the barbecue pits are located just off the beach here, each of the 80 pits feel much more set up than your usual flimsy bit of chicken wire. One of the closest beaches to Mainland China, there are fewer crowds and plenty of facilities in the area. With supermarkets in walking distance, there’s no need to lug large bottles of water (and wine) all the way across Hong Kong.

How to get there: Alight at Tuen Mun MTR, exit at C2 and take shuttle bus K52 to Butterfly Beach Park bus stop. Alternatively, take buses 59X, 59M or 59A towards Tuen Mun Pier and hop off at Butterfly Estate.

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Upper Cheung Sha Beach

The highlight: One of the longest stretches of beach in Hong Kong, Cheung Sha Beach, divided into upper and lower areas, is the perfect spot to spend lazy weekend barbecuing with friends and family. Arrive early as there are only seven barbecue pits on this beach, however you can always opt to venture to Tong Fuk Beach if they are all in use. Aside from a small refreshment kiosk, there are no supermarkets nearby, but if the barbecue doesn’t go to plan, Bathers Beachfront Restaurant is a short walk away on Lower Cheung Sha Beach.

How to get there: From Hong Kong station, take the train to Tung Chung. There, hop on bus 11 to Cheung Sha Ha Tsuen, from which the beach is a short 5-minute walk away.

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Silvermine Bay Beach

The highlight: With 20 barbecue pits to make use of and only a moderate walk from the town of Mui Wo town, Silvermine Bay Beach is a great option for weekends feasting. Aside from supermarkets in the vicinity, there are also a few supply stores nearby the ferry pier that sell what you need to get going on the grill. From marinated meats to vegetarian options, there’s no need to lug loads over from Central.

How to get there: Take the ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo and as you alight, follow the path right to Mui Wo Ferry Pier Road and on to Ngan Kwong Wan Road. From here go along Ngan Shek Street to Tung Wan Tau Road and on to the beach.

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Lexi Davey
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A typical ‘third culture’ kid, Lexi spent the best part of her life between Hong Kong and Malaysia. A self-confessed heliophile with a thirst for travel and adventure, she moved home to foster a career in digital editing and lifestyle copywriting. Loves include: commas, nervous laughter and her rescue pup, Wella